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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate
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Selecting and formatting paragraphs


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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate

with Deke McClelland

Video: Selecting and formatting paragraphs

In this movie, I'll show you how to format paragraphs of type inside of Photoshop. Including how to format multiple text layers at the same time. So once again I'm going to zoom out by pressing Ctrl+0, Cmd+0 on the Mac, and then zoom in so that I can see both of these blocks of area type. And if you want to format multiple text layers at a time, all you have to do is click on one of the text layers and then Shift click on the other one. If you want to select range of layers for example or if you wanted to select multiple non-adjacent layers, then you would press the Ctrl key or the Cmd key on the Mac and click on some portion of the layer.
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  1. 2m 4s
    1. Welcome to One-on-One
      2m 4s
  2. 29m 46s
    1. The best of Photoshop automation
      35s
    2. Introducing the Patch tool
      3m 43s
    3. Using Content-Aware Patch
      5m 42s
    4. Retouching with Content-Aware Patch
      2m 5s
    5. Using the Content-Aware Move tool
      3m 9s
    6. Using Content-Aware Extend
      2m 4s
    7. The Content-Aware Scale command
      6m 35s
    8. Scaling in multiple passes
      2m 22s
    9. Protecting skin tones
      3m 31s
  3. 32m 55s
    1. Editing the histogram
      1m 50s
    2. The new automatic Levels adjustment
      4m 33s
    3. Customizing a Levels adjustment
      4m 53s
    4. Understanding the Gamma value
      2m 7s
    5. Opening up the shadows
      2m 48s
    6. Previewing clipped pixels
      3m 40s
    7. Retouching with Output Levels
      4m 25s
    8. Making channel-by-channel adjustments
      2m 19s
    9. Faking a gray card in post
      2m 51s
    10. Assigning shortcuts to adjustment layers
      3m 29s
  4. 57m 43s
    1. How sharpening works
      1m 38s
    2. Introducing the Smart Sharpen filter
      6m 56s
    3. Understanding the Radius value
      5m 20s
    4. Gauging the best sharpening settings
      5m 45s
    5. Addressing color artifacts and clipping
      5m 49s
    6. The Remove and Reduce Noise options
      4m 22s
    7. The Shadows/Highlights options
      7m 36s
    8. Correcting for camera shake
      6m 47s
    9. Sharpening with the Emboss filter
      5m 45s
    10. Sharpening with the High Pass filter
      4m 44s
    11. Painting in sharpness
      3m 1s
  5. 1h 9m
    1. Vector-based type
      1m 35s
    2. Creating and editing point text
      5m 58s
    3. Font and type style tricks
      7m 10s
    4. Type size and color tricks
      6m 42s
    5. Kerning and tracking characters
      8m 7s
    6. Creating and editing area text
      3m 50s
    7. Selecting and formatting paragraphs
      6m 36s
    8. Setting text inside a custom path
      5m 32s
    9. Creating text along a path
      6m 12s
    10. Adjusting baseline shift
      4m 45s
    11. Creating and stylizing a logo
      6m 49s
    12. Masking text into image elements
      6m 14s
  6. 57m 13s
    1. The other vector-based layer
      1m 39s
    2. Dotted borders and corner roundness
      8m 14s
    3. Drawing and aligning custom shapes
      3m 55s
    4. Creating your own repeatable custom shape
      5m 43s
    5. Selecting paths and isolating layers
      4m 11s
    6. Combining simple shapes to make complex ones
      5m 59s
    7. Cropping, adjusting, and merging shapes
      5m 50s
    8. Creating a soft, synthetic sparkle
      6m 22s
    9. Saving a resolution-independent PDF file
      6m 42s
    10. Turning a small image into a huge one
      8m 38s
  7. 1h 14m
    1. Depth, contour, and texture
      1m 28s
    2. Imparting depth with a layer effect
      9m 9s
    3. The power of the drop shadow
      7m 37s
    4. Modifying a layer and its effects
      6m 21s
    5. Saving custom default settings
      4m 12s
    6. Creating a custom contour
      8m 5s
    7. Introducing Bevel and Emboss
      8m 8s
    8. Multiple effects and multiple layers
      7m 45s
    9. Global Light and rasterizing effects
      8m 5s
    10. Gloss and surface contour
      6m 4s
    11. Adding texture to Bevel and Emboss
      7m 21s
  8. 34m 48s
    1. Styles store settings
      1m 38s
    2. Creating and applying a paragraph style
      3m 41s
    3. Redefining a style and styling a word
      5m 38s
    4. Creating and styling a placeholder style
      5m 43s
    5. Applying and creating layer styles
      5m 45s
    6. Loading and customizing layer styles
      5m 42s
    7. Merging and saving layer styles
      6m 41s
  9. 56m 48s
    1. Meet the transformations
      1m 55s
    2. Transformations and Smart Objects
      5m 46s
    3. Adjusting the interpolation setting
      5m 10s
    4. Rotating a layer with Free Transform
      5m 22s
    5. Scale, duplicate, and repeat
      4m 30s
    6. Creating a synthetic star field
      5m 20s
    7. Warping a logo with Arc and Flag
      5m 34s
    8. Distort, perspective, and skew
      4m 15s
    9. Using transformations to draw and correct
      7m 0s
    10. Bolstering text with layer effects
      5m 43s
    11. Adding highlights with Lens Flare
      6m 13s
  10. 43m 36s
    1. Removing the weight that the camera adds
      1m 7s
    2. The Warp and Reconstruct tools
      6m 44s
    3. Brush size, hardness, and opacity
      4m 29s
    4. The Pucker, Bloat, Push, and Twirl tools
      7m 12s
    5. Saving and reapplying Liquify settings
      4m 9s
    6. Lifting and slimming details
      9m 42s
    7. Warping legs, arms, and fabric
      5m 33s
    8. Improving a model's posture
      4m 40s
  11. 58m 46s
    1. Shoot in color, convert to black and white
      1m 55s
    2. Three ways to grayscale
      5m 36s
    3. Mixing a custom black-and-white image
      7m 31s
    4. Simulating an infrared photograph
      6m 39s
    5. Creating a sienna-infused sepia tone
      5m 38s
    6. Creating a hyper-saturated image
      5m 26s
    7. Introducing the Black & White command
      3m 16s
    8. Customizing the Black & White settings
      4m 50s
    9. Black & White meets the Channel Mixer
      7m 29s
    10. Infusing an image with tint and color
      5m 9s
    11. Grayscale and Split Tone in Camera Raw
      5m 17s
  12. 41m 34s
    1. The many ways to print
      1m 41s
    2. Using the test document
      3m 18s
    3. Print, position, and size
      5m 57s
    4. Description and printing marks
      3m 3s
    5. Establishing a bleed
      3m 44s
    6. Getting reliable color
      5m 54s
    7. Special printing options
      5m 1s
    8. Previewing an image at print size
      4m 16s
    9. Creating contact sheets
      4m 49s
    10. Creating a multipage PDF
      3m 51s
  13. 31m 9s
    1. Making Internet imagery
      1m 6s
    2. Introducing Save for Web
      4m 39s
    3. Creating the perfect JPEG image
      5m 14s
    4. Creating a high-contrast GIF image
      6m 23s
    5. The two varieties of PNG
      3m 57s
    6. Downsampling for the web
      5m 59s
    7. Adding copyright and contact info
      3m 51s
  14. 1m 3s
    1. Until next time
      1m 3s

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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate
9h 51m Intermediate Aug 19, 2013

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Photoshop CC One-on-One is back, and this installment teaches you how to build on your basic knowledge and achieve next-level effects with this premiere image-editing program. Industry pro Deke McClelland shows you how to seamlessly move and patch areas of a photo with the Content-Aware toolset; stretch the brightness of a scene with automatic and custom Levels adjustments; create intricate designs with text and shapes; and morph an image with layer effects and transformations. Deke also shares his techniques for sharpening details, whether addressing noise and highlight/shadow clipping or camera shake, and converting a full-color image to black and white. The final chapters show you how to best print and save images for the web, making sure all your hard work pays off in the final output.

Topics include:
  • Performing automatic retouch, scaling, and more with the Content-Aware tools
  • Editing the histogram
  • Customizing a Levels adjustment
  • Making channel-by-channel Levels adjustments
  • Sharpening with the Smart Sharpen, Emboss, and High Pass filters
  • Working with vector-based type
  • Kerning and tracking characters
  • Creating text on a path
  • Drawing and customizing shapes
  • Creating depth, contour, and texture with layer effects
  • Liquifying an image
  • Simulating an infrared photo
  • Adjusting print position, size, and color
  • Creating the perfect JPEG image
  • Downsampling for the web
Subjects:
Design Photography
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Deke McClelland

Selecting and formatting paragraphs

In this movie, I'll show you how to format paragraphs of type inside of Photoshop. Including how to format multiple text layers at the same time. So once again I'm going to zoom out by pressing Ctrl+0, Cmd+0 on the Mac, and then zoom in so that I can see both of these blocks of area type. And if you want to format multiple text layers at a time, all you have to do is click on one of the text layers and then Shift click on the other one. If you want to select range of layers for example or if you wanted to select multiple non-adjacent layers, then you would press the Ctrl key or the Cmd key on the Mac and click on some portion of the layer.

Not the thumbnail, because that will generate a selection, but rather over here on the right hand side of the layer. So that's a Ctrl-click, or a Cmd-click on a Mac, and then if you want to turn a layer off. You Ctrl click or Cmd click on it again. Anyway, I just want to see these two top text layers selected. And now, let's make some modifications here. First thing I want to do is make the text black. And I'm going to do that by clicking on a little color swatch up here in the Options bar. And then I'll drag the little circle down to the lower left corner of the color field and click OK and you have to do that by the way.

You can't use that Opt+Del or Alt+Backspace trick on multiple layers. Next I'll press the Enter key or the Return key on the Mac in order to highlight the Font option. And I'm going to type in Myriad in order to get Myriad Pro, and MYR should actually be enough. The regular size is just fine, and then I'm going to tab over to the size value and change it to 19, like so. And notice that all of those modifications are applied to both of the selected layers. Next I'll bring in my Character panel, by clicking on this little panel icon out there in the Options bar.

And notice this value right there. It looks like leading if you've never seen the word before. But it's leading, and it's the amount of space between each baseline, so, the baseline is the imaginary line upon which each character rest and the distance between one baseline and its neighbour is the letter. By default it's set to auto, which is 120% of the type size value. I'm going to go ahead and override that value, by clicking on that little icon, the one with the A on top of the A, and changing that value to 21, like so.

And then finally, I'll click on the new miracle diet layer by itself, and I'll go ahead and right align the text by clicking on this icon up here in the options bar. All right, that takes care of the big modifications, however, I want to organize this text a little differently. If we take a look at the final version of Pout magazine, I'll zoom in here, you can see that new miracle diet is serving as kind of headline and then learn to eat without swallowing is a subhead. So we need to format the first three words differently by setting them inside of an independent paragraph.

So I'll switch back to our document at hand and I'll click right there in front of the word Learn and I'll press the backspace key, that's a delete key on a Mac And then press the enter or return key in order to knock that text onto a new line. Now I want to select the top paragraph. You may recall to select an entire word, you double-click on it. To select an entire line of type you triple-click on it, and to select an entire paragraph of type you click. Four times, one two three four, and I find that it helps to count it out, and by the way not click too quickly, because otherwise if you click one, two, three, four, five times, you end up selecting all the text inside the frame.

So, again, one, two, three four, to get that entire paragraph. And now I'm going to apply some further modifications. And now because I have text selected I can't just press the Enter key in order to select a fine option up here in the options bar. So I've gotta click and I'm actually going to change the type style by clicking on a down point arrowhead. And I'll select bold condensed this time around. And you may or may not see all these styles, by the way. But you should see bold condensed. And the I'll press Ctrl +Shift+Opt+ period, a couple of times here.

That would be Cmd +Shift+Option + period on the mac. In order to increase the type size value to 39 points. And I'm going to adjust the letting from the keyboard by pressing alt+down arrow. Or Option +down arrow on the Mac in order to increase the space between the lines of time. If you want to decrease the space you press Alt+ Up arrow, or Option +Up arrow on the Mac. And if you want to apply bigger changes, when you press Ctrl+Alt+Down Arrow that's Cmd+Opt+Down Arrow on the Mac or Ctrl+ Alt+ Up Arrow, that's Cmd+Opt+Up Arrow on the Mac.

Alright I'm going to press Ctrl+Alt+Down Arrow and then I'm going to bring up my character panel by pressing Ctrl+T or Cmd+T on the Mac and I can see that my letting value is now 37 points that's too much so I'll go ahead and select it and I'll knock that value down to 32 points. And press the enter key on the numerical keypad a couple of times to accept that change. Now I want to apply that exact modification to make him love you, so I'll click in front of the i in it I'll press backspace and then enter. That would be delete and then return on the mac in order to create a new paragraph.

Then I'll quadruple click on make him love you to go ahead and select that. Now, Photoshop does include paragraph styles. And we'll discuss them in an upcoming cheaper. But for now, i'm just going to go ahead and apply those same modifications manually, because frankly, this one time treatment isn't worth creating a style. So I'll click on the word regular here inside the character panel. And I'll just type in bold and that gives me bold condensed automatically. Then I'll tab to the type size value, change it to 39. I'll take that leading value to 32 points. And you know what? I'm going to press tab a few times here to advance to this guy which is the horizontally scaled value.

Because I want to increase the width of my characters just a little bit. They're too narrow at this point. And so you can stretch the characters if you want. And I'm going to do so by pressing Shift+Up Arrow. As you can see that makes the text a little wider. If it ends up knocking the text on too many lines, as in my case, then you can hover that right handle until you see the double arrow cursor, and just go ahead and drag that frame out until the text wraps on three lines. And you know what? I need to do the same thing for the other headline. So I'll press the enter key on the numerical keypad in order to accept that modification.

Scroll up a little bit. Quadruple click inside that first paragraph. Select that horizontally scale value and go ahead and press Shift +Up arrow to take the value up to 110% and press the keypad enter key a couple of times in order to accept that change. And we end up with these nicely formatted paragraphs. Now, those of you with a discerning eye will notice that we've got a little bit of a problem here with the U overrunning her underarm. And on further reflection, I decided I really wanted to wrap the text like so along the contours of that arm and I'll show you how to do exactly that in the next movie.

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